88  Billy Kendall
Billy Kendall

Bowie, MD

High School:
De Martha HS

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 240

Tight End



Memphis Postgame Notes vs Austin Peay


Memphis Takes on Solid UCF Squad Saturday

Game to kickoff American Athletic Conference play

Enters fall camp as perhaps the best returning tight end in Conference USA ... Had an outstanding spring practice ... Caught 11 passes for 77 yards in the spring scrimmages ... Led the team in number of receptions in the spring ... Has been nominated for preseason honors ...

1999: Lettered for the third time in 1999 ... Was the Tiger starter in all 11 games of the season ... Had at least one pass reception in all 11 games ... Was second on the team in number of pass receptions with 28 ... Was third in total receiving yardage with a career high 302 ... Opened the season with one reception for 11 yards against Ole Miss ... Had six catches for 66 yards in the Tigers' win over Arkansas State ... Caught four passes for 32 yards and one touchdown in Memphis' 49-7 win over Tulane in the Superdome ... Had five catches for 51 yards in the win over Army and closed out the season with four receptions for a career high 78 yards and a touchdown in the win at Cincinnati ... Caught a 49-yard touchdown against the Bearcats which was the longest pass reception of his career ... Is currently ranked 20th on the Tigers all-time receiving list with 53 career catches ... Is the Memphis all-time leader among tight ends for pass receptions (53), receiving yards (601) and is tied for touchdown receptions by a tight end (4) ... Has caught at least one pass in the last 16 Tiger games dating back to the 1998 season ... Member of the Tiger Academic 30 in 1999 ... ... Started all 11 games for the Tigers in 1998 ... Was the team's fourth leading receiver last season ... Entered the fall as the starter at tight end...

1998: Was the Memphis starter in all 11 games of the 1998 season ... Finished the year as the Tigers' fourth leading receiver ... Opened the season with three pass receptions for 16 yards in the Ole Miss game ... Had two catches for 22 yards in the Minnesota contest and had his first touchdown reception on a 13-yard pass in the Houston game ... Had two catches for 42 yards in the Louisville outing ... Season best performance came against Tulane when he grabbed four passes for 68 yards and one touchdown ... Had a season long 51-yard reception against the Green Wave that went for a score ... Finished the season with 19 pass receptions for 252 yards and two touchdowns ... Averaged 13.3 yards per reception and 25.3 yards receiving per game ... Ranked eighth on the team in all-purpose yards ...Worked with Reid Hedgepeth at tight end during the spring of 1998 but became the starter after Hedgepeth was injured ... Caught six passes in scrimmage action for 70 yards ... Averaged 11.6 yards per catch ...

1997: Lettered as a tight end ... Participated in all 11 games ... Caught his first career pass in the Tigers' win over Arkansas State ... Had two pass receptions for 14 yards in the Tulane game with both catches resulting in first downs ... Had two receptions for 20 yards in the Louisville victory ... Had one reception for 10 yards in the season finale against Southern Mississippi ... Finished the season with six receptions for 47 yards ... Averaged 7.8 yards per reception ...

1996: Was redshirted during the 1996 season ... Was injured in fall camp and had to have knee surgery to repair a torn cartilage ... Rehabilitated his knee and spent the remainder of the fall working with the offensive scout team ...

Prep: Played tight end at DeMatha High School as a junior ... Was a wide receiver as a senior and led the team in receptions with 36 for 421 yards ... Had six touchdown receptions in 1995 ... Was named to the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Team ... Was named to the All Prince George's County Team ... Was named to the Washington Post's All-Metropolitan Team ... Was an Associated Press All-State selection in Maryland ... Was the team co-captain and was named the team's Offensive MVP in 1995 ... Team was 10-1 in 1995 and won the league for the fifth consecutive year ... DeMatha was ranked first in the region and in the Washington, DC ... Played baseball at DeMatha High ...

Born: 1/6/78 ... Is the son of Thomas Kendall and Teresa Midgett ... Played for coach Bill McGregor.


ReceivingG/S No Yds Avg Tds LG

Most Pass Receptions/Game: 6 vs Arkansas State ('99)
Most Yards Receiving/Game: 78 vs Cincinnati ('99)
Most Touchdown Receptions/Game: 1 vs four times
Long Reception: 51 vs Tulane ('98)

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